Plant Identification Database:
Acanthaceae (Acanthus)
Order: Scrophulariales; Class: Dicotyledonae

The plant data on this site are a record of Bob Ronnow's field observations
which vary in accuracy and change with experience. For accurate and complete
information please use the links provided for each plant species and family.

Plant Families
Glossary of Botanical Terms

CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
Acanthaceae: LV: opposite, decussate, whole, u. entire, exstipulate; FL: u. 5 petals (2 above, 3 below), united, zygomorphic, u. axillary, 2 or 4 stamens, style long, ovary superior; FR: capsule, 2 valves; ST: u. herb; EC: u. tropical
opposite, decussate, exstipulate whole u. entire P: u. 5 (2 above, 3 below), united, zygomorphic u. axillary S: 2 or 4; P: style long; O: superior capsule, 2 valves u. herb u. tropical Acanthaceae: LV: opposite, decussate, whole, u. entire, exstipulate; FL: u. 5 petals (2 above, 3 below), united, zygomorphic, u. axillary, 2 or 4 stamens, style long, ovary superior; FR: capsule, 2 valves; ST: u. herb; EC: u. tropical
Desert honeysuckle Anisacanthus thurberi Anisacanthus P: 4, reflexed orange S: longer than petals; P: longer than petals shrub, to 6' Coronado NF AZ Desert honeysuckle Anisacanthus thurberi chuparosa, Thurber's desert honeysuckle
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Genus
LV: Attachment
LV: Shape
LV: Edge
LV: Apex/Base
LV: Size/Surface
FL: Petals/Sepals
FL: Color
FL: Arrangement
FL: Size/Season
FL: Stamen/Pistil/Ovary
FR: Type
FR: Color
FR: Size/Season
ST: Type/Size/Growth
ST: Surface/Color
ST: Buds/Roots
EC: Edible
EC: Habitat
EC: Observations
Common Name (Image)
Scientific Name (Notes)
Other Names
CLASSIFICATION
LEAVES
FLOWERS
FRUIT
STEM
ECOLOGY
CLASSIFICATION